30 Days of Roc #20: Fretless Bass

30 days of Roc, where we release 1 new instrument a day! You're on day 20 We're also running a contest for each instrument, where you can win $10-$50 iTunes gift cards!

Enter now to prove you're the Roc master! First time here? OMG look at how much you've missed:

Day 19: Acoustic Bass
Day 18: Hand Pan
Day 17: Copper Pan
Day 16: Steel Pan
Day 15: Church Bells
Day 14: Bells Hi, Mid and Lo
Day 13: Chimes Hi & Lo
Day 12: Thumb Piano
Day 11: Music Box
Day 10: Vocal FX
Day 9: Vocal Jazz
Day 8: Singing Vowels
Day 7: Konokol and Tabla Bols
Day 6: Birds
Day 5: Animals
Day 4: Around the House
Day 3: The Kitchen Sink
Day 2: Body Sounds
Day 1: Human Beatbox

Not sure what a fretless bass is? It's quite complicated, so this explanation might take a while. Ok, here we go. It's a bass guitar without frets.

Yup, that's it! The fretless bass operates exactly the same way as a traditional bass, but without any frets to act as the end point for each string. It's most common among Jazz, Funk and R&B musicians. To play this instrument , you pretty much have to be a bass guitar-God, since playing any sort of fretless instrument usually requires a ton of training and natural memorization of where each note is.

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Today we're releasing "Fretless Bass" to the ginormous list of instruments in Roc, our music creator. This new instrument pack will save you so much money from unsuccessful music lessons, it's ridiculous! Just send your thank you checks to Aviary Inc. You can find them both in the instruments toolbar, located on the righthand side.

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Listen to this randomized demo to get a glimpse of what's available at your fingertips. This is some deep stuff!

Hint for Day 21 release (coming Friday) : Keeping with the theme, but with a little soul music, jazz and R&B

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